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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur v. Farhang  16-692 Issues: (1) Whether a choice-of-law provision in a foreign state’s contract automatically waives sovereign immunity under 28…
  • Jan 19

    Court adds two more cases to its merits docket

    Court adds two more cases to its merits docket
    With the Supreme Court closed tomorrow for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, the justices met today, one day early, for their private conference. One week after adding 16 new cases to their docket, today the justices granted…
  • Jan 19

    Roe: Telling the stories behind the landmark decision

    Roe: Telling the stories behind the landmark decision
    When walking into a play titled Roe, one might expect a dry analysis of a legal case or a fiery pro-choice rally. Instead, Roe delivered a clever, often comic portrayal of the two women at the center of the story behind the controversial…
Rank this Week: 13

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
Rank this Week: 542

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 19

    Seventh Circuit Shoots Down Chicago's Restrictions on Firing Range

    Seventh Circuit Shoots Down Chicago's Restrictions on Firing Range
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit ruled yesterday that Chicago's restrictions on firing ranges violate the Second Amendment. The ruling means that the City can no longer enforce two of its zoning restrictions and…
  • Jan 19

    Court Leans Toward Government in 9/11 Detainee Suit

    Court Leans Toward Government in 9/11 Detainee Suit
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School An unusually short-stafffed Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Ziglar v. Abbasi, the case testing whether detainees in the early post-9/11 round-ups could sue government officials for…
  • Jan 19

    Federalist Student, Faculty Conference

    Federalist Student, Faculty Conference
    Check out The Federalist Society page, where it posted videos of its recent Faculty Conference, and a registration announcement for its annual Student Symposium on March 3 and 4, in New York.
Rank this Week: 4232

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Barack Obama's failed attempt to overthrow the Reagan Regime

    Barack Obama's failed attempt to overthrow the Reagan Regime
    Over at Vox, I have a new piece expanding on my earlier assessment of Obama's presidency.It's very hard to strike the right balance in such a piece.On the one hand, I firmly believe that Obama is one of the most successful presidents in my…
  • Jan 19

    The Supreme Court and President Trump Off to a Not-So-Great Start

    The Supreme Court and President Trump Off to a Not-So-Great Start
    After Barack Obama was elected President in 2008, Chief Justice John Roberts invited the President-elect to pay a courtesy call on the Court prior to his inauguration. The President-elect and Joe Biden accepted his invitation  and met…
  • Jan 19

    President Mayhem (with a war powers prediction)

    President Mayhem (with a war powers prediction)
    You may have seen those commercials for Allstate that feature a character called "Mr. Mayhem," that's what I had in mind.  Following up, we can usefully define the notion of the "Trump premium."  The premium is the difference…
Rank this Week: 2223

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jan 19

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo
    by Lauren A. Khouri, Associate Attorney at Correia & Puth, PLLCThis week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the U.S.…
  • Jan 19

    A Legacy Worth Defending

    A Legacy Worth Defending
    by Christopher Wright DurocherLast week saw the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division release what amounts to a valedictory report on policing for the Obama era, detailing findings that Chicago Police Department…
  • Jan 18

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity
    by K. Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law SchoolAs the incoming Trump administration prepares to take office, many Obama era policy initiatives find themselves in the crosshairs of the new administration and the Republican…
Rank this Week: 73

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Jan 19

    A Church-State Violation At A Mass. Public High School Strikes A Sour Note

    A Church-State Violation At A Mass. Public High School Strikes A Sour Note
    Rokia HassaneinWall of SeparationAfter receiving a letter from Americans United about a church-state violation in November, officials at a Massachusetts public high school have decided to cancel a planned Easter Mass performance by the school…
  • Jan 19

    Here’s A Look At Trump’s Inaugural Prayer Team

    Here’s A Look At Trump’s Inaugural Prayer Team
    Liz HayesWall of SeparationPresident-elect Donald Trump may have struggled to attract A-list celebrities to perform at his inaugural ceremonies, but there will be no shortage of clergy on hand Friday to pray him into office. Six religious…
  • Jan 18

    4 Things We Learned About Betsy DeVos At Her Confirmation Hearing

    4 Things We Learned About Betsy DeVos At Her Confirmation Hearing
    Maggie GarrettWall of SeparationLast night, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on Betsy DeVos, the nominee for Secretary of Education. Senators showed up with a lot of questions for DeVos, who has no…
Rank this Week: 1638

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Jan 19

    Podcast: Offensive speech and trademarks at the Supreme Court

    Podcast: Offensive speech and trademarks at the Supreme Court
    Deborah Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, and Rebecca Tushnet of Georgetown University discuss a big First Amendment case.
  • Jan 19

    New initiative allows Americans to share personal videos about Constitution

    New initiative allows Americans to share personal videos about Constitution
    A joint effort between the National Constitution Center and iCivics lets you join figures like Ken Burns, Tom Brokaw and elected officials in submitting videos to a special website about the Constitution and what it means to you.
  • Jan 19

    Brexit decision day set for next week

    Brexit decision day set for next week
    Our Supreme Court correspondent, Lyle Denniston, explains why by next Tuesday morning, the constitutional drama surrounding Great Britain’s Supreme Court and Brexit may be resolved, in one way or another.
Rank this Week: 1531

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    March On -- This Is Patriotism

    March On -- This Is Patriotism
    "And so we thought it was the right time to make a campaign that’s about diversity and inclusion, about people seeing the common bonds we have, and our connections as human beings. The idea was to take back a lot of this patriotic…
  • Jan 18

    Platitudes Will Save U

    Platitudes Will Save U
    I sent President Obama a letter about a month ago.  It was the first time since I was about eight, when I wrote an impassioned letter to Santa Claus (probably asking for a new bike or a baseball glove), that I had attempted…
  • Jan 17

    Annual Hall Of Fame Rant & Hypothetical Ballot

    Annual Hall Of Fame Rant & Hypothetical Ballot
    “Voting shall be based on the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, their contributions to the team on which the player played.” -- BWAA's Hall of Fame RulesRacists and segregationists who…
Rank this Week: 3153

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jan 19

    An Extreme Virulence of Fact

    An Extreme Virulence of Fact
    In the course of reading an article full of things I didn’t agree with–such as the assertion that “legal scholars have generally overlooked robotics,” with our Robot Law book cited as an honorable exception when it is…
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
Rank this Week: 9

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jan 19

    [Ilya Somin] Obama’s constitutional legacy

    [Ilya Somin] Obama’s constitutional legacy
    President Barack Obama gives his farewell address. Last week, President Barack Obama gave his farewell address. Today is his last full day in office. Now is therefore an appropriate time to begin to assess his legacy, including his legacy for…
  • Jan 19

    [David Kopel] 7th Circuit strikes ban on target practice by minors, and near-ban on firing range

    [David Kopel] 7th Circuit strikes ban on target practice by minors, and near-ban on firing range
    People younger than 18 have a Second Amendment right to target practice, with adult supervision. Broad bans on the location of firing ranges are unconstitutional. On these points, all three judges of a 7th Circuit panel agree, in the newly…
  • Jan 19

    [Eugene Volokh] Chicago ban on minors at gun ranges struck down under the Second Amendment

    [Eugene Volokh] Chicago ban on minors at gun ranges struck down under the Second Amendment
    Chicago’s gun range regulations ban, among other things, anyone younger than 18 from going to a shooting range within city limits. Yesterday’s 7th Circuit opinion in Ezell v. City of Chicago, written by Judge Diane Sykes, joined…
Rank this Week: 14

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 19

    Why Did Summer Zervos Sue Trump in State Court?

    Why Did Summer Zervos Sue Trump in State Court?
    by Michael DorfSummer Zervos, onetime contestant on The Apprentice, has sued Donald Trump for defamation based on statements that Trump made calling Zervos a liar after Zervos went public with allegations that Trump had groped her much in the…
  • Jan 18

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court
    by Eric Segall   About a month before Justice Scalia passed away last February, the Supreme Court voted to hear an important case raising fundamental questions about the separation (or not) of church and state. The Missouri…
  • Jan 17

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?
    by Neil H. BuchananWhich is it?  Do rich people respond to incentives to get richer, or do they reach the point where enough is enough and other goals take precedence?  Does it matter?I raised this issue briefly at the beginning of…
Rank this Week: 305

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Florida Supreme Court Denies Review In Tax Credit Scholarship Challenge

    Florida Supreme Court Denies Review In Tax Credit Scholarship Challenge
    Yesterday in McCall v. Scott, (FL Sup. Ct., Jan. 18, 2017) the Florida Supreme Court declined to hear in appeal in a case challenging the constitutionality of Florida's Tax Credit Scholarship Program.  In August, a state appeals…
  • Jan 19

    Court Upholds Refusal To Accommodate Correctional Officer's Khimar

    Court Upholds Refusal To Accommodate Correctional Officer's Khimar
    In Tisby v. Camden County Correctional Facility, (NJ App., Jan. 18, 2017), a New Jersey state appeals court upheld the refusal by the warden of a state correctional facility to grant a religious accommodation to a female Muslim…
  • Jan 19

    New York Trial Court Holds State's "Get" Law Unconstitutional In Some Application

    New York Trial Court Holds State's "Get" Law Unconstitutional In Some Application
    In an important decision handed down last week, a New York state trial court held unconstitutional, at least in some situations, the New York statutory provision allowing a divorce court to pressure a Jewish husband economically to give a…
Rank this Week: 22

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Bill Margold passes away- A free speech advocate and prior adult actor from the 1970’

    Bill Margold passes away- A free speech advocate and prior adult actor from the 1970’
    This being a criminal law blog, my tributes to those who pass away are limited in number. The now-late Bill Margold merits a blog tribute, not because he acted in the golden age of adult films when they were on celluloid and when the risks of…
  • Jan 18

    The presidential and gubernatorial power of pardoning convictions and commuting prison sentence

    The presidential and gubernatorial power of pardoning convictions and commuting prison sentence
    President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's (Born Bradley Manning) prison sentence from thirty-five years to seven years. Yes, prosecutors from his administration pushed for Manning's original sentence, but at least President Obama has…
  • Jan 16

    Today and all days, we shall overcome

    Today and all days, we shall overcome
    The darkness of the upcoming Trump presidency is offset by the light of the lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Our law firm this and every year celebrates his birthday by being closed. Today, my son and I will join the annual peace walk on…
Rank this Week: 557

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jan 19

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School
    Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Maryam Kouchaki and Stephen Gloob, The Ethical Identity of Law Students, International Journal of the Legal Profession, (2016).Francesca BartlettMuch has been written about…
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
Rank this Week: 4700

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3486

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 17

    The Future

    The Future
    What are the lessons of the election for the future of democracy? First, leaving part of the population far behind is dangerous. Democracy properly gives everyone the right to vote, so everybody counts. When a segment of the population feels…
  • Jan 10

    The Challenge

    The Challenge
    Looking at the New Year, there are two existential challenges that must be dealt with: global climate change and the threat to American democracy. Global climate change has to be at the top of the agenda because scientists are telling us we…
  • Jan 3

    The Legacy of Barack Obama

    The Legacy of Barack Obama
    Barack Obama has been one of our most decent and intelligent presidents. I’ll miss him. Instead of simplification and slogans, Obama explained the complexities of everything from medical treatment to foreign policy. Instead of shooting…
Rank this Week: 4675

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017
    We take this opportunity to remind earth station licensees and registrants that the FCC’s International Bureau does not issue notifications of license expiration dates, or reminders to file renewal applications. We expect to see more…
  • Jan 13

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe
    Decision has 5G implications Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications,…
  • Jan 12

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe
    Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications, Inc. for apparently…
Rank this Week: 3203

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Book Release Tomorrow!

    Book Release Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow, Jan. 17, I’ll be at Boswell Books in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. for an event to mark the release of my new book, Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up
    Ringing in the new year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its data on prisoners in the United States in 2015. After rising consistently for about four decades, the U.S. prison population (state and federal combined)…
  • Dec 28

    Sentencing and Disgust

    Sentencing and Disgust
    Sixty years in prison may seem like a long time for a crime not involving homicide, but such was the term Nathan Brown received in the Northern District of New York for producing and possessing child pornography. Brown’s sentence was…
Rank this Week: 4650

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
  • Jun 2

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?
    An important case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that could cause significant harm to children across the nation who need special education services, or it could raise the bar for children with disabilities in areas that currently…
Rank this Week: 1608

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
  • Jan 3

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument
    Happy New Year! After seeing my recent post on how I’m using my iPad Pro for appellate arguments, the good folks at the Texas Bar Journal asked if I’d like to publish a version of it in print. That version appears in the…
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
Rank this Week: 1277

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    When the University is a Fraud What Becomes of the Student Loans?

    When the University is a Fraud What Becomes of the Student Loans?
    Should student loans be forgiven when the university turns out to be a fraud? This is what a small group of students of the now-defunct ITT Education Services and the Corinthian Colleges have asserted.ITT shut its doors when the U.S.…
  • Dec 28

    Unauthorized Email Access in Divorce

    Unauthorized Email Access in Divorce
    What would you do if you discovered your spouse was being unfaithful and you wanted rock solid evidence to present to your divorce lawyer? Be careful not to go to far into your spouse's computer or you may run afoul of applicable wiretapping…
  • Dec 23

    The Engagement Ring: Whose Property?

    The Engagement Ring: Whose Property?
    So often, the holiday season is the season of love. Many men muster their courage to "pop the question" during the holidays.In the Western marital tradition, a man typically requests the hand of his intended in marriage with the conditional…
Rank this Week: 4118

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 15

    Judge Confirms Our $1.25 Million Jury Verdict

    Judge Confirms Our $1.25 Million Jury Verdict
    I tried a case in York County, PA in July involving a condemnation of the former York County Prison. My clients purchased the property in the ‘80s and were waiting for the right time to develop the property when it was taken by the City…
  • Dec 31

    NC Court Of Appeals Blocks Payment To Property Owner

    NC Court Of Appeals Blocks Payment To Property Owner
    The N.C. Court of Appeals has issued a stay of a Forsyth County Superior Court Judge’s order directing the N.C. Department of Transportation to make payments to property owners in the path of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway. Forsyth…
  • Dec 30

    Hartford Must Pay Extra $3M For Property Taken Near Stadium

    Hartford Must Pay Extra $3M For Property Taken Near Stadium
    A Connecticut Judge has ruled that the City of Hartford must pay an additional $3 million for property it acquired through eminent domain for development around Dunkin’ Donuts Park two years ago. The City acquired the three parcels in…
Rank this Week: 1265

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Jan 12

    Conectar a Peter Alfonso con Rita Hayworth

    Conectar a Peter Alfonso con Rita Hayworth
    Vamos con un post off-coyuntura que siempre estuve por escribir.Disputo mucho una forma de asociación inferencial que, créanme, no funciona nada bien en el mundo del Derecho argentino. La practica mucho el periodismo de…
  • Jan 6

    Sobre Los Supremos, part deux -- caveats y reserva

    Sobre Los Supremos, part deux -- caveats y reserva
    Ayer hice una reseña del libro "Los Supremos" de Irina Hauser y -habiendo dicho, grosso modo, que me pareció buenísimo- adelanté algunas cuestiones en las que podría disentir. Obviamente, podría casi…
  • Jan 5

    Sobre Los Supremos de Irina Hauser

    Sobre Los Supremos de Irina Hauser
    Es posible que uno de los libros del verano -y no estoy hablando del micromundo jurídico- sea "Los Supremos" de Irina Hauser, y vamos a hacerle una reseña ponderativa ahora y unas críticas luego.Adelanto que, como lo hice…
Rank this Week: 236

Constitution

Constitution

Commentary on constitutions, the rule of law, and nomology.

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 12

    How "global warming" is misunderstood

    How "global warming" is misunderstood
    One of the most persistently misunderstood concepts in public discourse is "global warming". That misunderstanding is part of the reason the fashionable term now is "climate change", which could of course mean almost anything. But I have not…
  • Jan 4

    Are state 'police powers' constitutional?

    Are state 'police powers' constitutional?
    To any of the Framers the answer would have been thought to be obviously yes. The U.S. Constitution delegated to Congress a list of "enumerated" powers that were to be considered nearly exhaustive, except for a few "implied" powers that were…
  • Dec 22

    Originalism does not support social conservative agenda

    Originalism does not support social conservative agenda
    We often get the argument that rights have to be explicitly listed (enumerated) or at least mentioned to be judicially enforceable. Justice William O. Douglas, in Doe V. Bolton,  in his concurring opinion in the companion case stated…
Rank this Week: 4363

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2611

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Jan 10

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?
    Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published decision,…
  • Aug 2

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled
    On August 1 the California Supreme Court finally resolved a split of authority among California’s appellate courts over operation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, in the mixed cause of action…
  • Mar 17

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
Rank this Week: 1269

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jan 5

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
  • Dec 29

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"
    Jim Zirin graduated from Princeton University with honors and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. For three years, he was…
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
Rank this Week: 1139

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jan 4

    This is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

    This is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality
    January 2nd, 2017- Predicting exactly what sort of telecommunications policy the next administration will pursue is tricky. The main clues we have thus far are the writings of Trump’s transition team. But transition teams don’t…
  • Dec 17

    NYT: Expect a Cozy Trump-Telecom Alliance

    NYT: Expect a Cozy Trump-Telecom Alliance
    Early next year, Senate Democrats will get to choose a new commissioner for the F.C.C. Democrats ought to pick a strong consumer advocate who will use the position to speak out forcefully for more competition in the industry and common-sense…
  • Dec 12

    Trump could electrify local broadband or decimate competition

    Trump could electrify local broadband or decimate competition
    December 7, 2016- “This is a moment for the happy warriors of telecom policy to get out there and organize and be a part of the infrastructure deal for the Trump administration,” said Susan Crawford. “As we build roads and…
Rank this Week: 2200

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 886

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Dec 21

    “Legs”: Art Law Issues Stand Out in a New Documentary

    “Legs”: Art Law Issues Stand Out in a New Documentary
      By Adelaide Dunn* In Sag Harbor, NY, a fiery local debate over a prominent artwork, which started in 2008 and still rages on, has led residents to consider exactly what it means to live in a small town with a big personality. Legs: A…
  • Nov 23

    Broad or narrow: Taxman reviews “Private” Museum

    Broad or narrow: Taxman reviews “Private” Museum
    By David Honig, Esq.* Last year, on November 20, 2015, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) launched a review of eleven US private museums in response to a recent New York Times Article that exposes a possibility for abuse of 501(c)(3) nonprofit…
  • Oct 27

    Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive

    Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive
    By Scotti Hill* INTRODUCTION Predating the advent of words, images have long served as an elemental tool of communication, working to describe and persuade. As the modern era’s complex political systems galvanized and alienated large…
Rank this Week: 38

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Dec 14

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II
    When reflecting on the first ten amendments to the American Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, focus is often on the great freedoms of religion, speech, press and the right to bear arms.  The Bill of Rights became 225 years old on…
  • Dec 14

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part I

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part I
    December 15, 2016 is the 225th anniversary of one of the great achievements in the history of mankind: affirmation of the inalienable rights of man and specific limits on the power of government to interfere with the rights we are all born…
  • Oct 6

    Pneumonia, Senior Citizens and President Pence or President Kaine

    Pneumonia, Senior Citizens and President Pence or President Kaine
    At the time of his inauguration, the ninth US President, William Henry Harrison was 68 years, 23 days old.  He was the oldest person to assume the office.   On March 4. 1841 Harrison’s Inaugural Address, at 8,445 words,…
Rank this Week: 2502

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 14

    My Lecture on the Supreme Court, Free Speech and Hate Speech (Audio)

    My Lecture on the Supreme Court, Free Speech and Hate Speech (Audio)
    One of my most popular posts is Know Your Constitution (5): Free Speech and Hate Speech, which was published on December 4, 2013, and can be found here: https://nahmodlaw.com/2013/12/04/know-your-constitution-5-free-speech-and-hate-speech/…
  • Dec 3

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)
    On September 28, 2016, I audio-taped a 55-minute makeup class on Congressional abrogation of the 11th Amendment, including Kimel, Garrett and Hibbs. The class concluded with an important treaty power case, Missouri v. Holland. I hope you find…
  • Nov 28

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)
    On October 5, 2016, I audio-taped a 55 minute makeup class on presidential power, including the Steel Seizure, Curtiss-Wright and Dames & Moore cases. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online (no video content):…
Rank this Week: 4119

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law
    Some true stories:A judge told me (off the record) that when it comes down to it, he finds cops more credible than lay witnesses.Another judge told me (off the record) that if it had been a DUI he'd have granted the defendant's motion and…
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
  • Nov 28

    This Won't End Well

    This Won't End Well
    It is too often true in the trenches of criminal defense that if our clients were good at making decisions they wouldn't be our clients.Case in point:  Dylan Roof.  Charged with killing 9 African Americans at the Emanuel…
Rank this Week: 4432

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1347

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Dec 9

    The Limits of Federal Criminal Law 12-8-2016

    The Limits of Federal Criminal Law 12-8-2016
    Criminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupIn the last year, the Department of Justice lost three major cases against Fed Ex, Vascular Solutions and Warner Chilcott. Critics argue that each case was an example of over-enforcement by DOJ and…
  • Nov 24

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionThe final Showcase panel examines Justice Scalia's transformation of five very important areas of Supreme Court doctrine. First, Justice Scalia transformed freedom of expression doctrine by entrenching a rule…
  • Nov 24

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionRESOLVED: Hostile Environment Law, On and Off Campus, Often Violates the First Amendment. The Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate was held on November 19, 2016, during The Federalist Society's 2016 National Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 607

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Dec 6

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit
    The New York Times reports that Wells Fargo has been using arbitration clauses in its contracts with customers to defeat claims that the bank set up false accounts for customers:Ms. Zeleny, a lawyer who lives outside Salt Lake City and opened…
  • Dec 6

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent
    It's always a pleasant surprise to see legal disputes that involve fish for nonsensical reasons, particularly fish-related disputes that may be heard by the United States Supreme Court. Cases involving salmon are of particular interest (see,…
  • Nov 29

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?
    One of President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities when appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia is to select a justice who will "defend the Second Amendment." Commentators forecast that Trump's nominee will be pro-Second…
Rank this Week: 1432

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

Covers how the law and our judicial system affects kids and teenagers.

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Nov 10

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court
    Justice Scalia died nearly nine months ago.  His seat remains vacant.  Republicans have denied President Obama’s nominee a hearing, instead claiming that it was too late in his term to be able to make such a critical…
  • Oct 11

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century
    In 1894, the Supreme Court heard two parties argue over a patent for a new rug design.  In Dunlap v Schofield (1894), $250 was at stake.  The Court has not heard another design patent case until today.  In Samsung Electronics…
  • Jun 14

    Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall

    Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall
    It has been four months since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the Supreme Court still has only eight sitting justices. On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill Justice Scalia’s seat. In the…
Rank this Week: 3009

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?
    As I’ve written about before, there is a thin and often elusive line between what is actionable defamation and what is non-actionable opinion. An example of a type of statement that often confounds lawyers is one that appears to be a…
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
Rank this Week: 794

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Aug 15

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update
    Privacy advocates won an important victory in July when a federal appeals court ruled to limit the access of the U.S. government to individuals’ e-mail accounts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the federal…
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech
    No administration in memory has more thoroughly undermined freedom of speech and of the press than that of President Obama.  From the White House itself, as well as the independent and executive branch agencies, have come a steady stream…
  • Jun 14

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
Rank this Week: 3546

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
Rank this Week: 858

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?
    The short answer is: it depends. If the police have a warrant for your cell phone or an exception to a warrant, then yes. If the search has already occurred, you can challenge the legality of the search and the admissibility of evidence…
  • Jun 30

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?
    Offenders who are 18 years old or older are prosecuted in adult courts. However, there are specific rules for children who are not 18 years old at the time when they commit a crime who are tried in adult criminal courts and sometimes in…
  • Jun 28

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa
    The constant increase of minors with possession of fake IDs has become a large scale pandemic around America. An article published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental showed that in a study of approximately 1,000 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1818

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 2476

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 838

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 162

The Legal Conservative

The Legal Conservative

Discusses law and cases from a conservative perspective. By the Woodring Law Firm.

http://www.woodringlawfirm.com/legal_conservative_blog
  • Feb 15

    Scalia’s greatest strength, his steadfastness, was also his greatest weakness – The Washington Post

    Scalia’s greatest strength, his steadfastness, was also his greatest weakness – The Washington Post
    I do not agree that his steadfastness as described in the article is weakness, but interesting that Turley frames this way. Scalia resisted the legal indeterminacy and intellectual dishonesty that he saw as a corruption of modern…
  • Feb 15

    Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review

    Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review
    He was a dedicated and eloquent foe of the notion of a ‘living Constitution.’ Source: Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review
  • Feb 15

    Justice Scalia’s Legacy

    Justice Scalia’s Legacy
    This weekend we lost an Honorable man, a great Jurist, and a true Champion of the Constitution, with the passing of  Justice Antonin Scalia. To a large extent, Scalia’s insistence that the Constitution must be understood as it was…
Rank this Week: 4087